State Seal of New York
First created in 1777, the Seal was altered in 1798 and later in 1809. A commission was formed in 1880 to remove ambiguity and this resulted in the establishment of a revised seal authorized by New York State laws. The seal was further altered in April 2020 by including the state motto ”Out of Many, One”.
The seal is basically New York’s ”Coat of Arms” encircled by the title of the seal. It shows a shield being supported by “Liberty” on the left with a crown under her foot. A blindfolded “Justice” stands on the left of the shield with a sword in one hand and a scale in the other representing impartiality. The masted ship and the sloop together on the Hudson River are symbols of commerce.